This afternoon Rushanara Ali MP and I were pleased to meet with a delegation of women MPs from the Kenyan Parliament. Hon. Shakila Abdalla MP (ODM-K), Hon. Linah Jebii Kilimo MP (KENDA), Hon. Dr Joyce Laboso MP (ODM), and Hon. Rachael Shebesh MP (ODM) represent constituencies from across Kenya and are blazing a trail for women in their country.
In Kenya the legislature has 222 Members of Parliament, and of that, only 22 are women. Cabinet has 41 Ministers and 52 assistant ministers. There are only six women serving as Ministers and another six serving as assistant Ministers.